Phoenix, AZ, April 26th, 2011 -- Today the IAQ Video Network released the 14th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues. The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from mold and Legionella to the latest video about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
MRSA, is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin.
“MRSA infections appear to be on the rise,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network. “Most MRSA infections are skin infections, but more severe and potentially life-threatening MRSA infections are believed to be responsible for thousands of deaths each year in the United States. Many of these infections occur all too frequently among patients in healthcare settings.”
Appropriate hygiene such as washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub can help prevent the spread of MRSA. Environmental testing can also help identify when microbial contaminants, such as MRSA, are in the indoor environment to help stop the spread of these pathogens and prevent outbreaks.
To view this or any of the environmental public outreach videos please visit http://www.iaqtv.com/ or
About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.